Welcome to Camp Big Mac

Camp Big Mac is firmly dedicated to the future of our youth and equally dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. Please look around this site, as it contains many details about the Camp, including photos and a Reservation Page.

 Great News The Camp Is Open On A Limited Basis.

We will be operating under the new Virginia guidelines for COVID19. Access may be limited due to group size. We will require enhanced cleaning of the camp on departure and all patrons should wear mask according to the most recent CDC guidelines. The camp promotes frequent hand washing by all visitors.


Good things come to those who wait. While it took me longer than I hoped to get the pictures together, they are finally here. There are a lot, so take your time and enjoy. Due to camera clocks not being synchronized, the photos are not in perfect chronological order. Each preview page has a link to the original hi-res photos should you want to download them. If you have more photos please let us know so we can add them to the collection. 

Follow this link to get to the photos!

Welcome to the new web site for Camp Big Mac! One of the major new features is an online reservation system for the Camp. You can see the current month to the right; if you go to the Reservations page you can see the rest of the schedule and make a reservation. We hope you find everything you are looking for. If you have any questions please use the form on the Contact Us page. If you have used the Camp before, or after your next stay, please sign the Guest Book.

Run by The Claude McDonald Foundation, a Virginia non-profit organization, the 45+ acre youth camp has been serving Northern Virginia and its surrounding communities since 1952.  Situated in a shady hollow of the Blue Ridge outside of Markham, Virginia, the location is ideal for all your camping needs.

The Camp is available to:

  • Boy/Girl Scout troops
  • School groups
  • Church groups
  • Other youth organizations

We are always looking for enthusiastic new members, campers, volunteers and donations.

We are on the lookout now for some prospective Ordeal and Eagle projects! See Service Projects page for details.

Camp Big Mac needs you…..

To help improve this camp we need you to be involved. We need EAGLE projects, O/A’s etc

To be involved you have to get involved

We are always looking for new members as well, help shape our future.